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8. January 2018 : BBC Culture - Recurrence one of the best albums of the year

Iceland Symphony's latest CD, Recurrence, received great reviews last year and was selected one of the best albums of the year by Christian Blauvelt, Deputy Editor for BBC Culture, where he states "Iceland is in the middle of a classical renaissance".

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2. January 2018 : The New Year's Concert

For years, the Iceland Symphony's Viennese music concerts have been among its most popular. The programme features a captivating array of gems from Johann Strauss, beginning with the overture to Die Fledermaus and ending with The Blue Danube

Join us for a new year's celebration!

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11. December 2017 : Advent and New Year concerts

Iceland Symphony's holiday celebration starts with the Advent concert December 7th, with music by Mozart and Bach. Four family concerts December 16th and 17th with choirs and ballet students from Reykjavík. The New Year is celebrated with Viennese Favorite which has been among the orchestra's most popular concert.

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8. December 2017 : Three vacant positions

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a vacancy for a 1st oboe, principal timpani and tutti viola. Application deadline is December 30th 2017.

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22. November 2017 : Live stream on Thursday November 30th with Víkingur

Iceland Symphony Orchestra will be live from Eldborg Harpa with pianist Víkingur Ólafsson playing Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 24 and Strauss's Ein Heldenleben with conductor Dima Slobodeniouk.

The stream will start here on Iceland Symphony website at 7:30 GMT and on its Facebook-page.

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16. November 2017 : Basoon Quintett in Hörpuhorn

Open lunch-time concert today at 12:45 in Harpa Concert Hall with basoon players from Iceland Symphony Orchestra and their friends. Playing works by Grieg, Brahms and Rachmaninoff in arrangements for five basoons.

Free admission and everyone is welcome to listen.

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1. November 2017 : Sleeping Beauty with St. Petersburg Festival Ballet

St. Petersburg Festival Ballet along with Iceland Symphony Orchestra perform the treasured ballet classic, Sleeping Beauty in Harpa Concert Hall November 23rd - 25th.

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13. October 2017 : Four Icelandic Composers at Iceland Airwaves 2017

Iceland Symphony's Airwaves concert features orchestral works by four Icelandic composers who have drawn significant attention in the past few years. Anna Þorvaldsdóttir won the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2012 for Dreaming, and both Þuríður Jónsdóttir and Hildur Guðnadóttir were nominated for the same prize for the works on this programme. Also on the programme is María Huld Markan's Aequora.

Iceland Airwaves ticket holders can get tickets for this concert at Harpa Ticket Office or at the festival Media Center.

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12. October 2017 : Associate Principal Horn

Audition: January 23rd 2018 and possibly January 24th 2018 in Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Application deadline is November 19th 2017. Please send the application as well as a copy of diplomas and curriculum vitae as an attachment to

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11. September 2017 : LA/Reykjavík Festival at Harpa Concert Hall

In April 2017 the Los Angeles Philharmonic presented a “Reykjavík Festival” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, an ambitious enterprise which received unanimous praise from audiences and critics alike. 

In October 2017, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will reciprocate with its own “LA/Reykjavík” festival in Harpa Concert Hall. Click the article for the preliminary program.

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